Yesterday I posted about what GMO’s are but as of right now you and I do not know if there is GMO’s in our food. This November California resident have a chance to change the entire food supply for our country. Proposition 37 lets the voters decide if they want genetically modified food labeled. If it passes it will revolutionize food labeling in the US because most national and international companies will just change their packaging and those in the 49 other states will know what is in our food. 50 countries with over 40% of the world’s population already label genetically engineered foods. Even China labels genetically engineered foods. The US really needs California to lead us!
The initiative simply requires that a notation be added below existing ingredient labels which says that the product may contain genetically engineered ingredients, with a list of these ingredients. For whole foods that are not packaged, such as sweet corn or fresh fish, store shelves would be required to post a label. The initiative does not require labeling for foods prepared for immediate consumption (for example, food prepared for or at bake sales, restaurants, or salad bars), nor does it cover animals that have been injected with growth hormones such as rbGH, fed genetically engineered feed, or cloned, as long as those animals have not themselves been genetically engineered.
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